Hotel Stays That Give Back

We’ve Banded Together With Our Member Hotels To Create Stay It Forward Certificates – Prepaid Hotel Stays That Provide Financial Assistance To Those Who Need It Most

Supporting Our Community

Many of the individuals that make up our community of hotels have faced serious challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with global travel bans and pervasive feelings of uncertainty causing a major slowdown in international travel. At one point nearly 80% of the hotels in our collection made the difficult decision to close their doors, either by choice or government mandate, resulting in serious consequences for their businesses, their teams, and their communities.

So we started looking for ways to help, and the idea of Stay It Forward certificates was born.

Show your support by purchasing a Stay It Forward certificate.

Stay It Forward certificates

How It Works, And What's Included

The Leading Hotels of the World has banded together with our member hotels to sell a limited number of Stay It Forward certificates,1 USD 1,500 pre-paid stay certificates designed to make you feel good now, and later. Now, because 100% of the funds generated by the sale of each certificate will be donated to the employees of the hotel facing financial hardships, or to a charity doing essential work for their communities.2 And later, because you’ll have holiday you've been dreaming of on the horizon.3

Each Stay It Forward certificate includes:

•   A 2-night stay at double occupancy at any of the participating hotels below
•   Access to an exclusive experience during your stay, such as a wine blending session in Mendoza, Argentina, or a private tour around the Greek island of Zakynthos
•   A 1-year Leaders Club membership (USD 175 value)4
•   1,500 Leaders Club bonus points (USD 120 value – free stays begin around 3,000 points) that may be applied toward a future stay booked through The Leading Hotels of the World or your local travel agent

Certificate expiration dates vary by hotel and will be confirmed at the time of purchase, however, certificates will not expire sooner than June 10, 2022. Read on for a list of participating hotels around the world, how the proceeds from your purchase will be used, and who to contact to purchase your Stay It Forward certificate.

Participating Hotels In Europe

100% of the proceeds from the purchase of a Stay It Forward certificates from the following hotels will be donated to staff members facing financial hardship:

In Italy, the perfect Venice retreat awaits at San Clemente Palace Kempinski, a short boat ride from St. Mark’s Square on Isola di San Clemente. Guests will receive a specially prepared picnic basket full of typical Venetian cicchetti to enjoy during a tour of the island’s most beautiful spots, or tucked away in a secluded setting in one of the world’s most romantic cities.
Booking contact: reservation.sanclementepalace@kempinski.com; +39-041-475-0111

In Croatia, visitors will enjoy a four-hour guided private tour of the Adriatic coastline after checking in to Sun Gardens Dubrovnik.
Booking contact: reservations@sungardensdubrovnik.com; +385-20-361-902

At The Fontenay Hamburg, you’ll take a boat tour at the beautiful Alster Lake complete with a delicious picnic, and receive three course dinner for two guests including a bottle of wine at the hotel’s Parkview Restaurant.
Booking contact: maike.helmke@thefontenay.com ; +49-40-605-660-5831

100% of the proceeds from Stay It Forward certificates at the hotels below will be donated to charities doing essential work for their communities:

A Stay It Forward Certificate at The Ritz London includes an exclusive tour of The Ritz Kitchen followed by a four-course meal in Michelin starred The Ritz Restaurant. The proceeds from your purchase will be donated to The Prince's Trust, a UK charity working to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people by providing them with access to free courses, grants, and mentoring opportunities.
Booking contact: —SOLD OUT

At Le Bristol Paris, while you learn how to prepare French bread and croissants with the hotel's chief baker, 100% of your purchase will be donated to the ICM Paris Brain Institute, which has been conducting essential research to fight COVID-19 and help patients.
Booking contact: —SOLD OUT

In France’s Champagne region a stay at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa includes a signature dining experience at the property’s one Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Royal. Proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Pediatric Department at Reims Hospital.
Booking contact:—SOLD OUT

On the Greek island of Zakynthos, guests of Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort will embark on a five-hour private island tour from the comfort of a Range Rover limousine. The hotel will donate funds to the Zakynthos Nursing Home, in order to purchase much needed health and hygiene equipment and additional COVID-19 tests.
Booking contact: info@lesanteblu.gr; +30-269-506-1600

Perhaps you would prefer to travel to Brussels to visit your fashion-forward friends at Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo and design your own haute couture hat with designer, Fabienne Delvigne. The proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Make-A-Wish International, an organization granting life-changing wishes for children and families for 40 years.
Booking contact: reservations.amigo@roccofortehotels.com; +32-2-547-47-07

Art enthusiasts will love checking in to The Merrion in Dublin, where an audio tour of the owner’s personal art collection is followed by an art afternoon tea in the drawing room, with cakes and sweets inspired by the collection on display. The proceeds from the purchase of your certificate will benefit the Dublin Simon Community, serving thousands of individuals and families across Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Booking contact: reservations@merrionhotel.com; +353-1-603-0600

Guests of Hotel Okura Amsterdam will be treated to a private VIP tour at Gassan Diamonds to learn everything there is to know about the four c’s: carat, color, clarity and cut. Follow it up with dinner at one of the hotel’s Japanese restaurants, also included in the experience. The proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Ronald McDonald Foundation.
Booking contact: sales@okura.nl; +31-20-678-7450

In Madrid, you’ll go backstage at the Opera House for a private tour, and follow it up with a dining experience at Palacio De Los Duques’s Montmartre 1889 Restaurant offering a mix of French and Spanish haute cuisines. The proceeds from your purchase will be donated to Cáritas Madrid, the official body of the Church of Madrid, to promoting charitable and social action with their diocese.
Booking contact: sales.gmpalacio@melia.com; +34-91-541-6700

Shaken or stirred? Master the art of martini-making at a one-hour class hosted by world-renowned mixologist, Javier de las Muelas at the DRY Martini Bar inside Madrid’s Hotel Fenix. The proceeds from your purchase here will also benefit Cáritas Madrid.
Booking contact: sales.gmfenix@melia.com; +34-91-431-6700

Your stay at Marbella Club Golf Resort & Spa include greens fees for one round of golf and single-use access to the hotels Thalasso Spa facilities. The proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Spanish Red Cross.
Booking contact: marketing@marbellaclub.com; +34-95-282-2211

Participating Hotels in North America

100% of the proceeds from the purchase of a Stay It Forward certificates from the following hotels will be donated to staff members facing financial hardship:

Travelers to Mexico’s Paradisus Los Cabos will check in to The Reserve Suite, with access to an experienced concierge. Enjoy a wine or tequila tasting as part of the experience after days spent exploring the local beaches and art scene.
Booking contact: ezra.quintanar@melia.com; +52-624-144-2219

Over on the Yucatan Peninsula, Chablé Maroma located on the Maya Riviera, invites guests to experience an ancient Temazcal ritual presided over by a local shaman.
Booking contact: reservations@chablemaroma.com; +52-998-387-0044

Sister property Chablé Yucatan also invites guests to renew their vision and and transform their energy through this ancient Temazcal ritual albeit in a very different setting, immersed in lush Mayan forest.
Booking contact: reservations@chableresort.com; +55-4161-4262, Ext, 725

Participating Hotels in Central & South America

100% of the proceeds from the purchase of a Pay It Forward certificates from the following hotels will be donated to staff members facing financial hardship:

Amid 1,500 acres of private vineyards, the The Vines Resort & Spa invites you to make your own Uco Valley blend during an intimate wine making session.
Booking contact: josefina.rivas@vinesofmendoza.com; +54-261-461-3999

Adrenaline-seekers will love checking in to Hotel Fasano Rio de Janiero, where the experience includes a 30 minute private helicopter flight over the Cidade Maravilhosa’s top tourist attractions.
Booking contact: rio@fasano.com.br; +55-213-202-4000

Terms And Conditions

1 Number of certificates offered by each participating hotel are limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Certificates must be purchased by December 31, 2020.

2 Sales of Stay it Forward certificates and distribution of the proceeds received from such sales are managed by the hotel at which the certificate applies.

3 Reservations for the future stay are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Room type will vary based on the participating hotel. Additional terms, conditions, limitations of use and cancellation policies will be provided by the hotel. Purchase of Stay it Forward certificates are non-commissionable to travel agents.

4 Leaders Club Terms and Conditions apply, which can be found at lhw.com/terms-and-conditions#lc-tcs. The complimentary Leaders Club membership must be activated by the purchaser of the Stay it Forward certificate within thirty days of the purchase of the certificate by emailing stayitforward@lhw.com with the certificate number and the purchaser’s first and last names. Current Leaders Club members who purchase a Stay it Forward certificate and activate the complimentary membership as set forth above will receive a complimentary one-year extension of the membership at the expiration of the current membership term. The complimentary Leaders Club membership is non-transferable. Only one complimentary membership or membership extension will be provided per purchaser, regardless of the number of Stay it Forward certificates purchased. It may take up to four weeks to process the complimentary membership and for the Stay it Forward Leaders Club points to appear in the purchaser’s account. Upon the expiration of the complimentary membership, the Leaders Club membership may be renewed at the then current annual fee.

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